We stand on the precipice of a momentous race, one that could propel a contender to the pinnacle of the Cup Series. As the stakes reach unprecedented heights, the Martinsville Speedway promises to be a stage for the unexpected.
Just last year, Ross Chastain unveiled the power of miracles, defying the odds and surmounting Denny Hamlin’s late surge to clinch the final spot in the Championship 4. Yet, he was not alone in his triumph.
In those critical moments, Christopher Bell of Joe Gibbs Racing accomplished a similar feat, seizing a second consecutive walk-off victory, thereby earning his shot at the championship title.
This time around, Bell won’t need to summon such dramatics; his berth in Phoenix is now secure after a dominant performance at Miami-Homestead last week. Nevertheless, the achievements of both Bell and Chastain from the previous year serve as a beacon of hope for those still in pursuit of that coveted golden ticket.
For those eager to catch every heart-pounding moment of the Xfinity 500, here are the vital details:
Where to Watch NASCAR
– TV Channel: NBC (U.S.) | TSN3 (Canada)
– Live Stream: Peacock, Fubo
– Radio: MRN
Sunday’s race will grace screens across the United States on NBC, while our Canadian counterparts can tune in to TSN3 for the action.
Guiding us through the adrenaline-charged race will be the seasoned announcer Rick Allen, providing play-by-play commentary. Joining him in the booth are former Cup Series luminaries Jeff Burton and Dale Earnhardt Jr., along with the experienced perspective of Daytona 500-winning crew chief Steve Letarte.
For those who have cut the cord, fret not. The action is readily available on Peacock, and Fubo even offers a trial period for those looking to dive into the racing fervor.
As for the race’s commencement, mark your calendars for Sunday, October 29. The 4EVER 400 is scheduled to kick off at 2 p.m. ET. However, with pre-race festivities in store, we can anticipate the green flag taking flight around 2:15 p.m. ET.
NASCAR playoff schedule 2023
(All times Eastern)
|Sept. 3||Southern 500 (Kyle Larson)||Darlington Raceway|
|Sept. 10||Hollywood Casino 400 (Tyler Reddick)||Kansas Speedway|
|Sept. 16||Bass Pro Shops Night Race (Denny Hamlin)||Bristol Motor Speedway|
|Sept. 24||AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400 (William Byron)||Texas Motor Speedway|
|Oct. 1||YellaWood 500 (Ryan Blaney)||Talladega Superspeedway|
|Oct. 8||Bank of America Roval 400 (A.J. Allmendinger)||Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval|
|Oct. 15||South Point 400 (Kyle Larson)||Las Vegas Motor Speedway|
|Oct. 22||4EVER 400 (Christopher Bell)||Homestead-Miami Speedway|
|Oct. 30||Xfinity 500||Martinsville Speedway||2 p.m.||NBC||MRN|
|Nov. 6||NASCAR Cup Series Championship||Phoenix Raceway||3 p.m.||NBC||MRN|